Sunday, December 28, 2008

Vegan Xmas-Now with Pics!

This semester I hadn't been able to cook very much with a full-time job and an extra-full load of graduate courses, so I was understandably a little crunk about cooking for the holidays (I had Thai noodles and french fries on Thanksgiving...yeah). So here is the very amateur yet muy delicioso vegan feast I cooked:


Clockwise from turquoise bowl:
White bean salad: Great Northern beans, red and green peppers, balsamic vinegar, olive oil (doesn't need to be heated...ChocolateOrchid, this is for you! I think this qualifies as raw, correct me if I'm wrong).
Marinated and fried tofu: Extra-firm tofu, olive oil, garlic, your choice of spices for the marinade...I used season salt, thyme, savory, basil, dill, rosemary, and some other spices.
Baked ziti: Ziti-pasta, diced tomatoes, bread crumbs, olive oil, homemade vegan alfredo sauce (soy milk, soy butter, pepper, flour) baked in the oven for about half an hour.
Corn: Just some ghetto corn in a pot, lol.
Broccoli: Nothing more to see here folks.
Not pictured: Vegan cornbread and Mr. Pibb.

My blog posts may be a little paltry for the next few days. I work at a university and it's closed from Christmas Eve until January 5 so I am RELISHING this break, doing your typical beached whale/sloth activities.

4 jewels of thought:

ChocolateOrchid said...

You worked that out! And yes, I will be trying the white bean salad. Thankyouverymuch! Your meal looks awesome! Enjoy your break!

Paul said...

Your baked ziti sounds heavenly! I will promptly be making that as soon as I return home.

Also, this is Paul from "Life as a Sociologist." I barely noticed your comment from the beginning of the month because I had been busy finishing up work. I personally don't know much about visual soc. I attempted to join the list-serv that exists, but I wasn't able to read the actual forum (or post for that matter). It's something I've been interested in looking into but probably not until this summer when I have more break time. I'd be interested in talking it over with you though. You can email me at avant.gaardvark@gmail.com

Paul

mrs. mary mack said...

yuumm I'd like to go vegan atleast for a short time, but my husband would probably die. Is your husband Vegan as well?

Gem said...

Mrs. Mary Mack: You can do it! There are quite a few dishes I have served without telling people they were vegan and they didn't know the difference. My husband is vegan at home, eats meat outside though. I don't cook any meat at home.

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